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conch

 (kŏngk, kŏnch)
n. pl. conchs (kŏngks) or conch·es (kŏn′chĭz)
1. Any of various tropical marine gastropod mollusks chiefly of the family Strombidae, having edible flesh and a large spiral shell often with a flared lip.
2. The shell of one of these gastropod mollusks, used as an ornament, in making cameos, or as a horn.
3. Anatomy See concha.

[Middle English conche, from Old French, from Latin concha, mussel, from Greek konkhē.]

conch

(kɒŋk; kɒntʃ)
n, pl conchs (kɒŋks) or conches (ˈkɒntʃɪz)
1. (Animals) any of various tropical marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Strombus and related genera, esp S. gigas (giant conch), characterized by a large brightly coloured spiral shell
2. (Instruments) the shell of such a mollusc, used as a trumpet
3. (Architecture) architect another word for concha2
[C16: from Latin concha, from Greek konkhē shellfish]

conch

(kɒŋk, kɒntʃ)

n., pl. conchs (kɒŋks)
con•ches (ˈkɒn tʃɪz)
1. any marine gastropod mollusk of the family Strombidae, having a thick pointed spiral shell with a wide outer lip.
2. any of various similar unrelated gastropods.
3. the shell of a conch.
4. (often cap.) Sometimes Disparaging.
a. (a term used to refer to a native or inhabitant of the Florida Keys.)
b. (a term used to refer to a Bahamian.)
5. Archit. a smooth concave surface consisting of or resembling the interior of a half dome.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin concha < Greek kónchē mussel, shell]
usage: Definitions 4a and 4b are usually used as neutral nicknames or terms of self-reference, though they are sometimes used with disparaging intent.

conch

(kŏngk, kŏnch)
Any of various tropical mollusks having a large spiral shell with a flared opening.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conch - any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lipconch - any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip
gastropod, univalve - a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
genus Strombus, Strombus - type genus of the family Strombidae
giant conch, Strombus gigas - a large variety of conch
Translations
kuorisiipikotilo
kagylókagylóhéj

conch

[kɒntʃ] N (conchs or conches (pl))
1. (= shell) → caracola f
2. (Archit) → cóclea f

conch

[ˈkɒntʃ] n
(= shellfish) → conque f
(= shell) → conque f

conch

n große, spiralige Meeresschnecke (used as trumpet) → Trompetenschnecke f, → Tritonshorn nt (also Myth)

conch

[kɒntʃ] n (Zool) → (conchiglia di) strombo
References in classic literature ?
A milkman was distributing the contents of his cans from door to door; and the harsh peal of a fisherman's conch shell was heard far off, around the corner.
In one corner stood a huge bag of wool, ready to be spun; in another, a quantity of linsey-woolsey just from the loom; ears of Indian corn, and strings of dried apples and peaches, hung in gay festoons along the walls, mingled with the gaud of red peppers; and a door left ajar gave him a peep into the best parlor, where the claw-footed chairs and dark mahogany tables shone like mirrors; andirons, with their accompanying shovel and tongs, glistened from their covert of asparagus tops; mock- oranges and conch - shells decorated the mantelpiece; strings of various-colored birds eggs were suspended above it; a great ostrich egg was hung from the centre of the room, and a corner cupboard, knowingly left open, displayed immense treasures of old silver and well-mended china.
An effort to draw aside the curtain of his conch was in some degree successful, although rendered difficult by the pain of his wound.
The sun poured down its burning rays upon the heathen deities of marble and bronze: it raised the temperature of the water in the conch shells, and ripened, on the walls, those magnificent peaches, of which the king, fifty years later, spoke so regretfully, when, at Marly, on an occasion of a scarcity of the finer sorts of peaches being complained of, in the beautiful gardens there - gardens which had cost France double the amount that had been expended on Vaux - the
Also, we were blowing conch shells, singing war songs, and striking the sides of the canoes with our paddles.
Cries and yells of warning and anger were flying over the quiet water, and somewhere a conch shell was being blown with great success.
After which superb display she retired, escorted by Jamie, both making a fearful din blowing on conch shells.
The door was open behind them, held back by a big pink conch shell with hints of sea sunsets in its smooth inner convolutions.
How good her complexion was, the outline of her soft cheek and the small convo luted conch of her rosy ear
A whiff of danger makes hunchbacked conchs so jumpy they actually jump.
3 software for the total numbers of true tulips, lightning whelks, and horse conchs landed along the west and east coasts of Florida from 1994 through 2011 (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2012).
27, the permitted dredging for the nearby marinas has destroyed the crop of embryo and young adult conchs presumably by smothering them with sand from the dredging.